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What and how to learn on a commute?

What is a good skill to learn on a commute? 90-120 mins each day, subway/bus, mostly sitting without a table. Kindle/IPod/iPad available. Preferably looking for NON-language suggestions. [more inside]
posted by lalochezia on Nov 7, 2012 - 16 answers

How can I learn Spanish by immersion inexpensively?

Year off between undergrad and dental school. Optimally, I would like to go to South or Central America for the purpose of learning Spanish. Best way to do this? [more inside]
posted by mellosphere on Oct 11, 2012 - 13 answers

How to save money and enjoy a trip to Bremen, Germany?

Planning to attend a language course in Bremen, Germany early next year. Need extensive MeFi advice/help! [more inside]
posted by naskar on Nov 12, 2011 - 14 answers

One Week Paid Time off Work - What Should I Do?

What is a great, inexpensive experience I could do for one week? [more inside]
posted by jmugrapler on Sep 18, 2011 - 13 answers

I just ordered my passport.

I want to travel to Europe (France, Germany, Austria, and maybe Poland) this fall. I have never left the United States. I have absolutely no idea how to plan this. Many details inside. [more inside]
posted by Hey Dean Yeager! on Jul 28, 2011 - 28 answers

How do I learn written Chinese?

What is the best way to learn written Chinese? [more inside]
posted by pakoothefakoo on Apr 1, 2011 - 13 answers

Point here for "pasta", here for "chicken".

My grandparents, who are in their 70s, will be taking their first international flight from Bulgaria to the United States (with a transfer in Amsterdam) next week. They do not speak English. How can we make this easier for them? [more inside]
posted by halogen on Nov 10, 2010 - 9 answers

How do I find a personal Spanish tutor in Tegucigalpa?

Looking for a Spanish tutor to help me polish my skills while I'm in Tegucigalpa, Honduras for a month (Feb-Mar '11) - do you know such a person? Do you know a better way? [more inside]
posted by stuboo on Nov 10, 2010 - 3 answers

okinawan: help me speak it.

okinawa + language + google-fu = FAIL. [more inside]
posted by unlucky.lisp on Sep 13, 2010 - 6 answers

How do I make the best of a trip to France?

I'm studying abroad in France this fall. I want to learn the language. How do I prepare so that I can make the very best of it? [more inside]
posted by superiorchicken on Jun 30, 2010 - 16 answers

I'm sorry, I don't speak [insert Europen language here]

Looking for a travel, multi-language pocket dictionary with common phrases and vocab for European countries. [more inside]
posted by CPAGirl on Jun 8, 2010 - 4 answers

How can I make the most of language immersion and the experience of spending a month in Guatemala?

What can I do (before, during and after I go) to make the most out of a month of language classes and immersion? And what else should I know about traveling alone for the first time and/or about Xela, Guatemala to help me enjoy my time there? [more inside]
posted by EmilyClimbs on May 21, 2010 - 14 answers

Travelling to Peru without any Spanish skill, OK?

How much Spanish do I need to visit the Manu Wildlife Center in Peru? [more inside]
posted by rr on Apr 17, 2010 - 5 answers

One evening in Tokyo

Traveling in Tokyo filter: My nephew, who is in the U.S. Air Force, is traveling to his first posting at Misawa AB, in Aomori Prefecture, in Japan. He will arrive at Narita at 2:55 pm local time on March 17, and needs to get to Haneda airport for a 7:55 am flight to Misawa the next morning, March 18. He'll have one afternoon and evening in Tokyo to do a little sightseeing. Suggestions and travel help? [more inside]
posted by toodleydoodley on Mar 12, 2010 - 5 answers

What are the most essential travel phrases?

I'm building a basic phrase list that I will learn for countries that I visit. What are your most useful travel phrases? I'm also looking for anything that would be useful specifically for Egyptian Arabic. [more inside]
posted by Alison on Nov 30, 2009 - 14 answers

Ayudame, MeFi, por favor!

Relocating to South America: haven't touched Spanish in 20 years, how do I freshen my lingual skills up? [more inside]
posted by devilish on Oct 12, 2009 - 7 answers

Help me, uh, go Dutch!

I'm half Dutch, but I've never been to The Netherlands. On my first trip there, where should I go, and what should I do, to get a better understanding of contemporary Dutch culture and language? [more inside]
posted by embrangled on Oct 8, 2009 - 11 answers

Mobile software for the mobile traveller?

What applications/software for your mobile device did you find useful/essential for travelling? [more inside]
posted by zaebiz on Mar 31, 2009 - 2 answers

What are the essential travel words?

Which are the 100 most important words for travellers? [more inside]
posted by Black Spring on Mar 24, 2009 - 41 answers

Any survival tips for a non-Spanish speaker going to Barcelona?

Any survival tips for a non-Spanish speaker going to Barcelona? [more inside]
posted by some idealist on Mar 15, 2009 - 20 answers

Foreign guides around Europe

How does a 40ish year old male with enough money find his way around Europe without foreign language skills? Is it possible to hire guides to travel with, or at least to show them around on a city-by-city basis for this sort of thing? I'm thinking specifically France, Spain, Italy. Willing to use University students or some other creative possibility. [more inside]
posted by vizsla on Aug 5, 2008 - 18 answers

Cramming Russian on the Trans-Siberian

I'll be taking the Trans-Siberian from Beijing to Moscow, leaving next Saturday. I'd like to spend my five days on the train doing a cram course and learning as much basic Russian as I can. I already know the alphabet, and some very basic phrases (ie. "where is the metro?"). Are there any good online courses I can print out and take with me? [more inside]
posted by pcameron on Jul 7, 2008 - 2 answers

Looking for advice about Spanish immersion programs (and more) while in Oaxaca, Mexico

Traveling to Oaxaca with a friend for a 2-4 week Spanish immersion program this June/July. We are looking for some advice about Spanish language programs, homestays/lodging, and transportation. We are having a very difficult time finding a good learning program—there are so many to choose from and we don't quite know what to look for and how to determine which ones are good. [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam on May 19, 2008 - 7 answers

Where to temporarily co-locate the Squid family?

My wife and I are talking about getting out of the country (US of A) for about a month. Where shall we go? [more inside]
posted by The Giant Squid on Sep 21, 2007 - 10 answers

فلوس كثيرا

Brainstorming summer employment opportunities in Arabic-speaking countries. [more inside]
posted by The White Hat on Oct 17, 2006 - 8 answers

Langauge Immersion: How long until the payoff?

How long would it take a 'proactive' person to pick up a language if living and working in a foreign city? [more inside]
posted by TheOtherGuy on Aug 12, 2006 - 20 answers

Good places to be in French-speaking Africa?

Where can I safely and productively visit in French-speaking Africa for a few weeks (other French-speaking areas considered)? [more inside]
posted by amtho on Jun 29, 2006 - 16 answers

Falemenderit Shume!

Albania - where to stay, what to do? [more inside]
posted by lorrer on Jun 19, 2006 - 4 answers

Russian in Russia

I would like to spend an academic year studying Russian in Russia. [more inside]
posted by speranza on Oct 19, 2005 - 5 answers

About Russia and English as a Second Language?

Questions about learning Russian and SIT-TESOL/CELTA certification... [more inside]
posted by fake on Jun 27, 2005 - 5 answers

Where to Expatriate?

Of Canada, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Ireland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, and the U.K.:

Who hates Americans least?
Who is the least conservative?
Whose language is easiest to learn?
posted by pissfactory on Nov 3, 2004 - 41 answers

Luggage Tag Languages

I just bought an overpriced piece of luggage and as a method to make sure it's easily recognizeable (like all modern luggage it's plain black fabric) and lower it's inherent value i want to place a sticker on it that says "This is not your bag" in as many languages as possible. I just don't trust babelfish not to make my bag say "bag yours not" so i'm hopeing i can steal some of that bilingual knowledge out there.
posted by NGnerd on Jul 11, 2004 - 35 answers

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